COMMUNITY APPEALS TO OKOWA FOR PROVISION OF BOARDING FACILITIES
An appeal has gone to the Delta State governor, Senator (Dr). Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, to commence the construction of boarding facilities for the Kokodiagbene Model Secondary School in Warri South West Local Government Area of the State.
Chairman of Kokodiagbene Community, Gbararmatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Comrade Sheriff Mulade made the appeal in a press statement made available to newsmen in Warri on Wednesday.
“The Kokodiagbene Model Secondary school is a school with a unique arrangement. And I want to use this medium to call on the governor of Delta State to come to the aid of the people of Kokodiagbene by constructing the hostel facilities that have been approved by the governor at the State Security Council meeting because the governor some months ago awarded and approved the Kokodiagbene boarding facilities. But up till this moment, nothing has been done about it and so, we are appealing to the Governor and the government of Delta State to kindly help us to enable us to accommodate these students because the number is beyond our expectation”, the Community chairman said..
He added that ” It is our passionate appeal to our dynamic Governor to kindly approve the commencement of the male and female hostel building he gave approval to at the state security council meeting. The KOKODIAGBENE MODEL SECONDARY SCHOOL is in dare need of hostel building because it’s the only SECONDARY school in riverine host communities with boarding facilities and accommodation is a major problem now”
The Community leader said in spite of KOKODIAGBENE contributions to the nation’s economy, there is no single Government presence.
It could be recalled that the Kokodiagbene Model Secondary School was first initiated by the Chairman, Comrade. Sheriff Mulade in 2008 when he was then the General Secretary of the community.
The school boasts of boarding facilities, the first of its kind in the Gbaramatu Kingdom. It also boasts of qualified teachers, a highly peaceful environment, and a disciplined learning system that attracts parents from far and near to patronize the school, thereby leading to the growth in its population from about 150 to well over 300 students.